Cultural References

Suge Knight (Music, People)

"Drive-By Records. Reported to have held a man out of a window in order to get him to sign a contract. Twice jailed and emerged stronger each time. The gangster rap impresario beside whom all gangster rap impresarios measure themselves. That's Bone Hamilton."

Wallace's description of Percy "Bone" Hamilton reminds many of Suge ("Sugar Bear") Knight. Knight is a physically huge man. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 320 pounds. He is one of the founders of Death Records, the West Coast rap label that engaged in a literally bloody feud with its East Coast rival. He has been accused of various acts of violence, such as forcing business rivals to drink urine and having ties to street gangs (the Bloods). Rapper Vanilla Ice once accused Knight of holding him out of a window several stories up to force him to agree to give Suge a majority of Vanilla Ice's royalties from his hit song "Ice Ice Baby." It's hinted that Bone has better taste.

1.13 "Lord of the Bling"

Cultural References